Location: Hilton Hotel; Madison, Wisconsin
Public Enemies Picture Car- 1933 REO Royale. This car is featured prominently in the movie, used in a bank robbery. It is the car seen in the trailers where John Dillinger (aka Johnny Depp) is standing on the running board and firing a Tommy gun over the car’s hood. The REO’s owner is driving in the scene. When everyone realized the Reo’s significance in the movie, everyone had to put their foot on the running board where Johnny Depp stood. Yes, I did!
I walked out of work in June 30 to find the Public Enemies Premier Party next door at the Hilton. The party was for the Wisconsin people who worked on the movie, including the extras and car owners. I love hood ornaments and I was in hoodie heaven! If you’ve seen the movie, you know that Michael Mann must be a hoodie fanatic too.